One of my favorite things about summer is savoring the months boys are out of school, knowing our oldest starts kindergarten next Fall, which means the year after is college. Summer calls to maximize sunlight- to read more, take afternoon naps, rest, and give our family space to unwind and simply be. Summer also hints of dreaming big and working late on projects which I can’t wait to share with you. And of course the trips. Enjoy snapshots of our recent San Luis Obispo getaway celebrating ‘Lil Mom’s retirement after 41 years of teaching.
Nestled into the hills behind Cal Poly SLO sat an incredible house we made home for four days. When we pulled up, the boys gasped, This place is magical. Wiser words couldn’t have been said. Along the 101 we stopped for lunch at Padaro Grill in Carpinteria which felt like a mini hawaiian vacation with palm trees and open air seating. Once settled in the magical home, Bryan put his grill skills to the test making beer can chicken. Proud man! Happy tastebuds.
There was a beach day in Avila and book store browsing on the boardwalk. Flowers inspired the idea of cupcake liner designs, and heaven on a plate at Apple Farm breatkfast- apple streusel muffins drenched in boysenberry jam and hearty omelets. No getaway is complete without searching for antique treasures, reading rich words, and exploring picturesque barns. Our final night couldn’t have been memorable as we ate (yet again) at Firestone Grill, enjoying the bustle of crowded Farmer’s Market, shoveling large handfuls of kettle corn into our mouths while street entertainers performed. Driving into the sunset, we left the Central Coast with full hearts and bellies, thankful for family, grateful to honor mom’s dedication to education and her students, and tucking new memories into our collection of magical moments.